One of seven players who could potentially start from the hill for the Wildcats... Brings a lot of experience to the mound, having spent time at Arizona State and a junior college before coming to K-State... After a slow start, Gutierrez worked his way from mid-week starter to the weekend rotation by the end of the season, including making two starts in the Big 12 Tournament... Did not throw in the fall due to some minor surgery, but he is ahead of schedule and should have no effect on his pitching ability.
during fall drills
Did not participate in fall drills due to a minor arm surgery.
as a junior (2002)
Evolved from mid-week starter to the weekend rotation by the end of the season... Made 13 appearances during the season, including nine starts, which ranked fourth on the team behind primary starters Kevin Melcher, Brock Smith and Ross Hawley... Also added one complete game and one shutout... Compiled a perfect 5-0 record and 4.83 ERA in 50.1 innings pitched with 48 strikeouts and 24 walks... Ranked fourth on the staff in strikeouts and fifth in innings pitched, while opposing batters hit just .226 against him... Compiled a 1-0 record and a 2.57 ERA in Big 12 play in two appearances with seven strikeouts and four walks... Named the Big 12 co-Pitcher of the Week on May 21 after tossing a four-hit complete shutout of Kansas on May 19 with a season-high seven strikeouts... Made his first career appearance in the season opener against Doane on Feb. 12, tossing 1.1 innings of hitless ball with two strikeouts and one walk... Had two strikeouts in one inning of work against No. 24 Florida International on Feb. 24... Picked up his first career win in his first start against Wagner on March 15... Allowed two runs (both earned) on five hits with five strikeouts and one walk in six innings in the 18-3 victory... Pitched four innings in his second start against No. 21 Rutgers, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits with two strikeouts and four walks... Struck out six batters in six innings of work for his second win against C.W. Post on March 26... Allowed three runs (all earned) on four hits... Allowed four runs (all earned) on five hits in a start against No. 8 Wichita State on April 3 with three strikeouts and four walks... Collected his third win against Bethany on April 17 with one of his best outings of the season... Allowed just one unearned run on two hits in five innings with six strikeouts and one walk... Struck out four and walked one in a six-inning performance against Creighton on April 24... Allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits in his fourth win... Do not see action again until his shutout effort in the second game of a doubleheader against Kansas on May 19... Posted a 0-0 record and 17.36 ERA in two starts at the Big 12 Tournament at the Ballpark in Arlington... Allowed nine runs (all earned) on six hits in 4.2 innings pitched with five strikeouts and four walks... Bounced back from a very difficult outing against Texas Tech on May 24 (allowing five runs on one hit with three walks in 2/3 of an inning) to pitch four solid innings against Nebraska in the semifinals on May 25... Allowed four runs on five hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the eventual semifinal loss to the Huskers.
at arizona state university (2001)
Saw limited action as a relief pitcher at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. ... Helped the Sun Devils to a final No. 22 ranking in both Baseball America and Baseball Weekly in 2001 with 37-20-1 record and 14-10 mark in Pac-10 play... Pitched in two games during the season against Creighton (Feb. 16) and nationally-ranked LSU (March 3)... Allowed one run and two walks in 1.0 inning pitched... Coached by Pat Murphy.
at central arizona community college (1999-2000)
A two-year letterwinner as a starting pitcher at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Ariz. ... Drafted in the 25th round by the Boston Red Sox in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft... Earned honorable mention NJCAA All-American honors as a sophomore... Named also first-team All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) and first-team Region 1 in 2000... Posted a 14-5 record and 2.57 ERA from the mound with 11 complete games and four shutouts... Tallied 116 strikeouts in 108 innings pitched... Helped lead the Vaqueros to both the ACCAC and Region 1 titles with a 46-16 overall record, including a 30-10 mark in conference action... The team lost the Western District title game to Dixie College (Utah)... Finished at No. 5 in the final NJCAA Top 25 poll... As a freshman, he helped the team to the Region I and conference title en route to a sixth-place finish at the 1999 Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. ... Selected third team all-conference as a freshman with a 6-4 record... Coached by Clint Myers.
at arvada high school
A four-year letterwinner in baseball at Arvada High School in Arvada, Colo. ... A four-year starter as a pitcher... Earned all-state accolades as a junior and senior... Named to the All-Jefferson County Conference team three times... Honored as team most valuable player his senior season... Coached by Mark Magdaleno.
(Full name: Jonathan Xavier Gutierrez) was born March 14, 1980, in Denver, Colo. ... He is the son of Xavier and Pamela Gutierrez... The oldest of two children, Jonathan has a brother, Matthew (20)... Majoring in social science.